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Hundreds of striking Unison and Unite members filled the large hall of Friends’ Meeting House in Euston on Wednesday afternoon following a march through west central London. The turnout in and of itself was impressive considering most of the strikers had been on picket duty since early morning. The mood was buoyant and electric, with foot-stomping, flag-waving and chanting while we waited for the meeting to start. I have not been to a strike rally where the mood was so militant and combative since the miners’ strike.